20 page document changed to a weird 542 page document

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20 page document changed to a weird 542 page document

Postby jupper » Fri Dec 06, 2013 6:35 pm

hi, I saved my dokument to my pendrive, but when I opened it later it was just a lot of wierd signs and the dokument was turned from about 20 pages to 542 pages.
does someone out there know what could have happened?

thanks for the help! :roll:
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Re: 20 page dokument changed to a wierd 542 paged dokument

Postby thomasjk » Fri Dec 06, 2013 8:14 pm

Your document is totally corrupt. I see lots of ############### which is the tell tale sign. Since its in .doc format there is almost no chance of recovery. perhaps someone else will look at it and offer their opinion
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Re: 20 page document changed to a weird 542 page document

Postby Hagar Delest » Fri Dec 06, 2013 11:38 pm

Sadly, quite nothing to do, see: 22 pages term paper replaced with pound signs.
The file seems indeed empty.

Check the temporary folder of the system (see in OOo Tools>Options>OOo>Paths). If there are folders like sgmlf.tmp with a file having the same name inside, make a copy of that file, rename it in .odt and cross your fingers. If you have not rebooted, you might have those files still there.
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Re: 20 page document changed to a weird 542 page document

Postby acknak » Sat Dec 07, 2013 12:25 am

Here's all I could get from it by extracting any plain text--nowhere near 20 pages I'm afraid.
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